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Challenges

Challenges

The articles in this category are written as challenges, either for contests or for fun (or both!).

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The Very Me (1000w. challenge)

Posted on December 15th, 2016
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“Okay, I’ll tell you what happened. What I remember, anyway. Give me a second to search through my memories…”

 

          This is about the day I lost me.

I’m waiting for my final exam results, the moment I will finally become a cop. (more…)

Call Me Rob (1000w. challenge)

Posted on September 15th, 2016
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I took a deep breath and knocked at the door… I had been waiting this moment for a long time now, but I was still racked with nerves thinking what lay ahead. After all, you don’t get to talk about your deepest, most secret desires every day. I slowly entered the dark room – just in time, as the door slammed shut suddenly behind me. The only source of light was radiating from behind a throne, a dark silhouette sitting straight atop it. I immediately bowed in front of the Oracle. (more…)

Coconut Shy (Competition)

Posted on July 18th, 2016
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The following is a story I submitted for a Baltimore Reviews fiction contest, based on the theme “Games”. Enjoy! :)

 

Date: First of June 2127

This is the day I finally see him, at the summer fair. (more…)

Lift: Our Story (1000w. challenge)

Posted on June 15th, 2016
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I could sense he wanted to say something by the way he was looking at me, eyes wide open. But I waited patiently, brushing his hair with my fingers, until he gathered his strength. “Why… Lift?” I smiled with melancholy when memories started flowing through. There were so many of them, still fresh like it had happened yesterday… “Well, where should I start? You know most of the story, I could just jump to the conclusion-” (more…)

No Way Out (Competition)

Posted on March 30th, 2016
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This is my submission for The Creative Competitor, themed “No Way Out”. Enjoy! :)

 

Oh, hello. I guess you expected me here, together again. How do you feel? Ah, never mind… I can sense your tensed muscles and sudden movements, although you’re trying to hide it. We know what that means, right? We’ve learned it once. You don’t like me. (more…)

New Year, Just Me.

Posted on January 9th, 2016
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I know it’s been a while since my last post. Or posts. But I though that now with 2016 here, it can’t be that hard to write something about last year, about me, about what I hope this year will be like, plus, of course, the whole cliché called Resolutions and anything else.

I had lots of moments I’ve been proud of in 2015, and I’d like to talk more about a quite recent one: I’ve written a book. (more…)

Violet, Horseradish, P.S.-s

Posted on October 5th, 2015
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I decided to buy a horseradish and a bunch of violets to give my day some taste and colour. The funny thing about both the horseradish and violets is that they aren’t easy to define. You could think about the colour violet that’s actually a mixture of red and blue, two states of a soul that are contrary in such a way that the final result can’t be explained in an easy way. (more…)

Person(alities) (Writing101 challenge)

Posted on June 11th, 2014
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Today I’m supposed to describe someone I’ve met in the past year, whose path intersected mine. Well, I had someone in mind from the first seconds I saw the assignment, but after other few seconds, I’ve decided I’d rather not write about that person. Why? Well, read this post here and perhaps you’ll understand the reason… Instead I’m going to write about something else. Different personalities that I recently met.

First I met the “self-sufficient” girl. (more…)

The Letter (Writing101 challenge)

Posted on June 7th, 2014
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Should I open this envelope with no name on it? ‘Cuz my address is here… Maybe I can find a clue inside about who it is addressed to. Let’s see.

Hopefully it’s the right time now… I’m glad you’re fine and everything is settled now in your life ‘cuz, as you know, things aren’t too good here… Congrats for everything that you’ve done – see, it wasn’t as hard as I’ve imagined, right?!! It was good that you kept going without looking back. I’m as proud of you as you are of me. (more…)